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SOLOMON vs. LORD (Solomon vs. Lord Legal Thrillers Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 4 in Solomon vs. Lord Legal Thrillers
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"Remarkably fresh and original with characters you can't help loving and sparkling dialogue that echoes the Hepburn-Tracy screwball comedies. A hilarious, touching and entertaining twist on the legal thriller." -Chicago Sun-Times
"A funny, fast-paced legal thriller. The barbed dialogue makes for some genuine laugh-out-loud moments. Fans of Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry will enjoy this humorous Florida crime romp." -Publishers Weekly
"Some of the juiciest and funniest lingo I've read in a thriller in a long time." -Connecticut Post
"I love a good courtroom novel, and 'Solomon vs. Lord' is a great courtroom novel. With suspense, romance, humor, and a huge heart, imagine 'Moonlighting,' but with lawyers." - Amazon 5-star review
"Fast paced, witty and yes, charming." - Amazon 5-star review
"The writing makes me think of Janet Evanovich out to dinner with John Grisham." - MysteryLovers.com
"The repartee between Solomon and Lord is some of the greatest dialogue I have read in years, and is reminiscent of the very best of what we heard from Dave and Maddie in the early episodes of 'Moonlighting.'" - Bookreporter.com
"Paul Levine has written a terrific courtroom drama that's also funny as hell." - Dave Barry
"Paul Levine writes some of the funniest - and most wickedly accurate - courthouse dramas you'll ever read." - Carl Hiaasen
"Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord make Tracy and Hepburn look like Ozzie and Harriet." -- Amazon 5-star review
From the Author
Each novel is a stand-alone. The books can be read in any order.
SOLOMON & LORD TEAM UP WITH JAKE LASSITER.
In addition to the four books of their own series - "Solomon vs. Lord," "The Deep Blue Alibi," "Kill All the Lawyers," and "Habeas Porpoise" - the mismatched law partners team up with Jake Lassiter in three new novels: "Bum Rap," "Bum Luck," and "Bum Deal." Whether they're on the same or opposing sides, sparks will fly!
"BUM RAP" HITS NUMBER ONE!
Bar girls, overpriced Champagne, and Russian gangsters make a deadly mix for Solomon who's accused of killing a South Beach club owner. Lassiter, the linebacker turned lawyer, tries to beat the murder rap...and resist his growing feelings for Victoria Lord. "Bum Rap" was a #1 overall bestseller on Amazon.
"BUM LUCK" LAUNCHES TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM.
Why does Jake Lassiter want to kill his own client? Solomon and Lord fear he's had too many concussions playing football and may be suffering from a fatal brain disease. Lassiter meets Dr. Melissa Gold, who will play a role in his medical life and his romantic life.
"DROP EVERYTHING. 'BUM DEAL' IS FANTASTIC." - LEE CHILD
Solomon and Lord defend a murder trial that Jake Lassiter prosecutes, while his relationship with Melissa Gold ripens into love.
"CHEATER'S GAME" NOW AVAILABLE.
With his medical condition worsening, Jake Lassiter tackles the true-to-life college admissions scandal in his newest adventure.
FORMATS & KINDLE UNLIMITED
All "Jake Lassiter" and "Solomon & Lord" novels are available in paperback, e-book, and audio, and all are Kindle Unlimited titles.
- File Size : 5178 KB
- Publication Date : March 6, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 578 pages
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Publisher : Herald Square Publishing (March 6, 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B007RTS9VE
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #747 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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As with any new series, we readers must first be introduced to the principal characters, Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord. Both of whom exude one of the main characteristics I look for in a read, namely, Character Development.
I don’t retell story lines in my reviews, but suffice it to say, Paul Levine has had a lot of fun developing this legal duo for not only this read, but I suspect, other books to come.
Steve Solomon is a Miami, FL criminal defense attorney, whose practice is largely Pro Bono, which loosely translated means he is generally broke defending clients that have no money with which to pay for his services.
Victoria Lord, on the other hand comes from a family that is well off financially. That these two meet, let alone, partner together is as much of the story line as the Plot itself.
There is one other principal character, who becomes largely the “glue” that binds the two lawyers together. Steve has a 15 year old nephew named Bobby who is nothing short of being an autistic savant.
To say the kid is talented in an otherwise autistic state is an understatement. There is just no way to abbreviate Bobby’s talent herein without reading the book. However, Steve is a doting uncle to his sister’s son and Victoria comes to love the boy as much as Steve.
As with any of Levine’s books, and I have read several, this is a loosely concocted crime thriller involving the murder of a client’s husband. Victoria is a friend of the alleged wife-murderer and Steve is the hangers on, based on his skill in criminal defense work, which Victoria lacks. The base line of the defense, however, is that the deceased husband is famously wealthy, meaning if the defense can extricate the wife from the murder charge, Steve will gain half of a $250,000 fee.
There is good Rising Action through out the story to keep the reader interested, i.e., no filler by the author who has run out of ideas as to where next to take the plot line. There is also good Falling Action which tapers off into the Resolution. I did not detect any real anti-climax, although, thought the way Levine takes us to the proverbial punchline was clever.
The next book in the series, “The Deep Blue Alibi” will further flesh out the relationship twixt the two, who are now in a full time legal partnership.
Should be interesting.
And then there's by-the-book Victoria Lord (green attorney) added to the mix. Sparks fly, but she's smart and learns quickly. She's quite capable of turning the tables.
It's a page turner, with a little bit of everything - adventure, cases to defend (solve), romance, humor, relationships, courtroom antics.
Paul Levine is by far, one of my favorite authors and this book , the first in the Solomon and Lord series, is just a small taste of what lies ahead. It's gritty, yet funny and makes the reader struggle between wanted to turn the next page or hold back and savor the moment.
Top reviews from other countries
Opposite him is an uptight,by the book young prosecutrix,whom he enjoys tormenting with his legal tricks.She finally cracks and ends up in jail for contempt.The story then revolves around a sensational murder trial where they have to work on the same side(as she has been fired for ending up in jail) to defend a young wife who is the prime suspect in the death of her much,much,older husband.
There are many laugh-aloud moments,as Solomon deals with his nephew(who has an amazing ability to say the wrong thing at the most awkward moment);his clients;the police;his sister;his father and of course....Victoria Lord the ex-prosecutrix now working with him most reluctantly .They are at each other's throats constantly,so you just know that they have feelings for each other.
Where does it all lead?Buy the book from amazon,and enjoy the fireworks.
Steve Solomon & Victoria Lord first meet when they are on opposite sides of the law in a case which involves the import of illegal birds - both are thrown into the "cooling pens" because of their outbursts. When Victoria is fired from the state prosecution service, she joins ranks with Steve to help a friend accused of murdering her husband.
While they are fighting the court case, they also have to fight a nasty custody battle as Steve is trying to get custody of his nephew Bobby - a wonderful young boy who is autistic and a savant.
I couldn't believe that I gave the book five stars because it is normally not my type of book. A romance! (Will they? Won't they? - good grief just tell her you love her please!) but it was such a lovable book full of some wonderful characters. I loved Bobby solving anagrams. I loved Steve's wilfulness; Victoria's uptightness; just a lovely book to read on the beach. I just wonder what people thought of me lying there laughing out loud but there are so many very funny moments - I couldn't help it!
A wealthy woman accused of murder is defended by a pair of lawyers who both have different interpretations of the law.
Will they get their client a "Not Guilty" verdict ? Will the defence team fall in love ?
Read this fast paced, clever page turner to find out.
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